If you are walking your dog in Portland’s King district, you will enjoy warm temperatures and the occasional shower in spring and fall with warmer, drier conditions in the summer. Extreme heat and severe thunderstorms rarely hamper daily outings with your canine companion. Winters are cooler and wet and a good, warm waterproof jacket and footwear will be necessary for daily constitutionals. Snow and extended freezing periods are rare, but when they do occur, walkways can be icy.
Residential dwellings in the area are older and feature architecture from throughout the 20th century, providing charm and diversity in the region. Properties have lots of lawns, trees, and gardens, and make a beautiful backdrop for a stroll with your furry friend throughout the seasons. Most residential roads have sidewalks to provide separate paths for pedestrians which makes walks with your pet safer than in areas where dog walkers need to share the roads with traffic. Luckily, the ground is fairly level and there are no steep hills to climb when traveling the King neighborhood on foot.
King residents can easily reach neighborhood parks near their homes when walking with their pups. Irvine Park is located on the south border of the community and provides over 16 acres of natural and recreational greenway. Your canine will enjoy playing off-leash here, but it is not enclosed, so make sure your dog has good recall. Other amenities in the park include sports fields and facilities, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and a playground and splash pad. There are paved and unpaved trails around the park which make for ideal dog walking trails.
You can visit Two Plum Park with your dog, a small community park with open space surrounded by trees that features a play structure and walking path.
A short walk to the east will take you to Alberta Park. This 16-acre park also has an off-leash dog park where your pup can play. A walking trail around the park is just over a half-mile and a pleasant stroll through a lovely greenway.